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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-04-2020, 06:19 PM
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Spark plug aluminum sealer tubes

Hello all,

How do you push those spark plug aluminum sealer tubes all the way in. Do they have to snap in after repair works? Any specific way to push them down in without damaging them?

They came out with valve cover but have a hard time to pushing them in back all the way.

Would it be ok if they are not in all the way?

Thank you for your support!!!

Steve
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:35 PM
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You want them in all the way. Have you tried pushing them down with an appropriately sized deep well socket? This assumes that they have already been removed from the manifold.
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:23 PM
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Hi TSTIGLICH,

Yes, I took them out when I was replacing the valve cover gasket, some came out when I lifted the cover and the rest I removed out of the plug well separately.

Now I tried putting them back in but they are not going in all the way. they have a ridge at the bottom that locks them in when they are in appropriately like you said.

Wonder what size socket I would need. Also, the tubes that houses these sealers appear to be tapered. And if I force the socket by pushing down it may brake the outer tube that houses these sealers? Thank you very much!!!

Steve
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Old 05-04-2020, 08:32 PM
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If I remember correctly, I used deep well sockets to push them in. Not sure of the size, you are going to have to experiment.
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Old 05-05-2020, 10:51 AM
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Thank you!!!
I will give it a try.

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Old 05-05-2020, 11:57 AM
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You can try squeezing the tubes together so that it can slip past the ridges.
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